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Pitching Depth is Good, But … and Other Bullets

Pitching Depth is Good, But … and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ pitching coach is happy about the depth the Cubs can now afford him, but is that enough?

Lukewarm Stove: A.J. Burnett Reportedly is Not Retiring, What’s the Market Impact?

Lukewarm Stove: A.J. Burnett Reportedly is Not Retiring, What’s the Market Impact?

There’s another quality arm on the market now. What does it mean for the Cubs?

The 2014 ZiPS Projections for the Chicago Cubs Are Out

The 2014 ZiPS Projections for the Chicago Cubs Are Out

Anthony Rizzo projects to be quite good, as does … Javier Baez?

by January 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Prospects Progress: Corey Black

Prospects Progress: Corey Black

Although he’s a smaller guy, Black can pump it up there with the best of ’em. Future reliever? Maybe not.

by January 28, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Keith Law Ranks the Chicago Cubs Farm System 4th in Baseball

Keith Law Ranks the Chicago Cubs Farm System 4th in Baseball

Up from the five-spot last year, behind the Astros, Twins, and Pirates.

by January 28, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Finally, a Peek at the Contract, and Some Analysis

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Finally, a Peek at the Contract, and Some Analysis

Are the Cubs in a good position to add outfield signage? How much does the contract really matter?

Why Javier Baez Could Be the Best and Other Bullets

Why Javier Baez Could Be the Best and Other Bullets

The best ceiling in the minors? The best future player in the bigs? Is this all too much?

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Apply for Sign Permit (UPDATE: Rooftops Respond)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Apply for Sign Permit (UPDATE: Rooftops Respond)

The Cubs are signaling an intention to proceed with the right field sign. So what happens now?

by January 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Santana and Jimenez? 2015 Pitching? Lesser Options?

Lukewarm Stove: Santana and Jimenez? 2015 Pitching? Lesser Options?

No one expects the Cubs to pursue Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez, but should they?

by January 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
2014 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

2014 Chicago Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

There will be 10 televised games this year, up from six last year.

by January 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Samardzija Tries to Have the Right Perspective

Jeff Samardzija Tries to Have the Right Perspective

The Cubs missed on Masahiro Tanaka, which could impact Samardzija in a number of ways.

A Few Other Cuban Defectors to Keep an Eye On: Despaigne, Iglesias, Castillo, Diaz

A Few Other Cuban Defectors to Keep an Eye On: Despaigne, Iglesias, Castillo, Diaz

There is a wealth of available talent coming from Cuba right now.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Considering the Population Center

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Considering the Population Center

When it comes to attracting casual fans, location matters.

by January 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
The First League-Wide Projection Says the 2014 Cubs Are the Worst and Other Bullets

The First League-Wide Projection Says the 2014 Cubs Are the Worst and Other Bullets

As in, the Cubs are projected to be the worst team in baseball in 2014.

Baseball Prospectus Places Seven Cubs Prospects in the Top 101

Baseball Prospectus Places Seven Cubs Prospects in the Top 101

It’s a consensus top seven at this point, and the Cubs fare very well overall.

by January 27, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Zambrano Gonna Zambrano and Other Bullets

Zambrano Gonna Zambrano and Other Bullets

You can take the bull out of the States, but you can’t take the, um, bull out of the bull.

by January 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Sign Lars Anderson to Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Lars Anderson to Minor League Deal

The 26-year-old figures to be the starter at first base for AAA Iowa.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Move-the-Cubs Drumbeat Has Returned

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Move-the-Cubs Drumbeat Has Returned

With a Cubs/rooftop impasse at hand, we get to have the conversation again.

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